|Wiseguy the Owl|
1995 – 1997
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A wise owl nicknamed Wiseguy predicts a coming eclipse.
Wiseguy the Owl begins by introducing Simba, the self-exiled prince of the Pride Lands, and his two friends, Timon and Pumbaa. At the start of the story, a terrible storm is descending on the savanna. During the chaos, a bolt of lightning strikes a tree, toppling it to the ground, and an owl finds himself trapped in a hole in the trunk. Luckily, Pumbaa, Simba, and Timon spot him fluttering around in a panic, and they work together to free him from the confines of the tree.
While the owl catches his breath, he hitches a ride with the friends, who stop at a mud hole for a bout of mud-bathing. Just before Pumbaa can sink into the mud, however, the owl warns him to stay away from the mud, and the friends realize that the mud is actually quicksand. After this, the owl, whom the friends nickname Wiseguy, continues to prove his smarts, warning the friends of danger and showing them nifty tricks.
One day, Wiseguy hoots mysteriously that a great darkness is coming. After this, the friends encounter strange phenomena, such as a cloud of insects and bats taking off from the depths of a cave, but Wiseguy insists that more is to come. Sure enough, darkness begins to fall as a total eclipse of the sun takes place in the sky above them. In awe of Wiseguy's knowledge, Pumbaa anxiously asks the owl how he had known that this would happen, but Wiseguy mysteriously disappears into the darkness.
|The Hakuna Matata Magazine Series|
Simba Rules, OK? • One Good Turn • The Elephants' Graveyard • Timon in Trouble • All Mud and Motor Mouth • Snake Attack • Monkey Mountain • Hunt for Help • Falling in Love • Staying Alive • Mummy Pumbaa • The Race • Follow that Rainbow • In Deep Water • Pumbaa's New Friends • Simba Meets Silverback • Two-Legged Creatures • Mr. Perfect • The Ghost Elephant • The Missing Monkey • Pretty in Pink • Saving Simba • Home, Sweet Home • Blockhead! • The Shiny Stones • Mabu's Mischief • The Mystery Zebraffe • The Great Detectives • It's Simba's Anniversary! • Prickly Problems • Wiseguy the Owl